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Information commissioners to take 30% cut in basic salary for one year: CIC resolution

The commission said it recognises the"unprecedented damage" caused to the economy by the pandemic and efforts made by the government to meet the challenges of this national crisis.

Published: 13th April 2020 08:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2020 08:00 PM   |  A+A-

A police officer sanitises himself in front of a fan with a sprayer installed by Barakhamba Road Police Station amid a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic near Bengali market area in New Delhi

A police officer sanitises himself in front of a fan with a sprayer installed by Barakhamba Road Police Station amid a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic near Bengali market area in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: All information commissioners will take a voluntary 30-per cent cut in their basic salary for one year to contribute to the government move to pool all resources to face the ''unprecedented damage'' to the economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a CIC resolution said on Monday.

The matter was discussed during an extraordinary meeting of the Central Information Commission on April 10 through video-conferencing and it was decided that CIC Bimal Julka and all the six information commissioners will take a voluntary 30 per cent deduction in their basic salary for one year starting April 1, 2020, it said.

The commission said it recognises the"unprecedented damage" caused to the economy by the pandemic and efforts made by the government to meet the challenges of this national crisis.

 

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